Building design

refers to the broadly based architectural, engineering and technical applications to the design of buildings. All building projects require the services of a building designer, typically a licensed architect or structural engineer.

Smaller, less complicated projects often do not require a licensed professional, and the design of such projects is often undertaken by building designers, draftspersons, interior designers (for interior fit-outs or renovations), or contractors. Larger, more complex building projects require the services of many professionals trained in specialist disciplines, usually coordinated by an architect.


An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and supervision of the construction of buildings. Professionally, an architect's decisions affect public safety, and thus an architect must undergo specialized training consisting of advanced education and a practicum (or internship) for practical experience to earn a license to practice architecture. In most of the world's jurisdictions, the professional and commercial use of the term "architect" is legally protected

Architecture Engineering

Two Level of Design: The attempts to draw a hard, bright line between architecture and engineering will be doomed to failure, as they’re two levels of design. Any "architected structure" tends to evolve through various stages of abstraction: Contextual; Conceptual; Logical; and Physical. The exact architecture/engineering cross-over point is a matter for architects and engineers working together.

EA Decomposing the Complexity: Think complexity! The major issue at hand in architecture is effective partitioning (leading to effective decomposition to handle the complexity). You can logically, naturally partition a complex business. You can then use this business partitioning to come up with a logical, natural application partitioning and infrastructure partitioning. What you can not do is to come up with a logical, natural application or infrastructure partitioning without first considering business partitioning.

Both are ingredients of planning & designing : Though thinking like an architect is different from thinking like an engineer, the point about the continuum is merely that architecture is an ingredient of planning and designing something, just as engineering is.

EA Bridging the Silos:Silos come in multiple flavors, some are cultural, some are geographical. some are organizational, some are linguistic, some are even technical. Different stripes, different colors; An architecture can be consist of multiple aspects, and the multiple aspects could be architected in their own right. Both are equally valid perspectives. It may also be a subordinate architecture of some larger, higher level, architecture. These are not mutually exclusive ways of looking at the world, or at enterprise architecture.

1. Architect Profiles

• THE Brief

The clients, a young professional couple with a small child, wanted a practical family home inspired by 1960s Australian modernism. The design needed to have clear separation of different spaces through the house. Each area had to be designed to have a distinct use.

• The Solution

The architects from ICON introduced abstractions of the 1960s by designing the rear of the house with low – pitched skillion roofs and open spacious living areas.

In order to create a clear distinction between the living spaces the hallways was designed to run directly across the short length of the site, cutting the house in half

Modern interpretations of traditional construction elements are seen in the form of clean, hard-edge details such as custom bent gutters, commercial aluminum window framing and Sandstone wall cladding – a nod to Australian modernism and defining entry elements.

The kitchen and wet areas are linear in form and clean in texture and colour. The main living space is flanked by an office, which has clear views of the living space and backyard. The rumpus room has a bi-fold door that allows the area to be connected to or closed off from the main living area.

The raked ceilings that cover the kitchen, dining and living spaces continue outside with large eaves allowing the sun to enter the house in winter and shelter it in the summer.

There is a seamless flow between the inside and outside areas with large glazed doors opening to combine the two areas. The doors allow everyday living activities to be enjoyed in the large north – facing backyard.

Building designer

In many places, building codes and legislation of professions allow persons to design single family residential buildings and in some cases light commercial buildings without an architectural license. As such, "Building designer" is a common designation in the United States, Canada and elsewhere for someone who offers building design services but is not a licensed architect or engineer.

Anyone may use the title of "building designer" in the broadest sense. In many places, a building designer may achieve certification demonstrating a higher level of training. In the U.S., the National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC) an offshoot of the American Institute of Building Design, administers a program leading to the title of Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD). In most cases, building designers are trained as architectural or draftspersons; they may also be architecture school graduates that have not completed licensing requirements.

Many building designers are known as "residential" or "home designers", since they focus mainly on residential design and remodeling. In the U.S. state of Nevada, "Residential Designer" is a regulated term for those who are registered as such under Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design, and one may not legally represent oneself in a professional capacity without being currently registered.

In Australia where use of the term architect and some derivatives is highly restricted but the architectural design of buildings has very few restrictions in place, the term building designer is used extensively by people or design practices who are not registered by the relevant State Board of Architects. In Queensland the term building design is used in legislation which licenses practitioners as part of a broader building industry licensing system. In Victoria there is a registration process for building designers and in other States there is currently no regulation of the profession. A Building Designers Association operates in each state to represent the interests of building designers.

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